Farmers Helping Farmers

The Peterson family has been harvesting the same land for 150 years. This year, however, was a little different. Craig Peterson had been diagnosed with cancer and was receiving treatment in the hospital at the same time that his crops needed to be harvested. There is a narrow window to harvest these crops before they go bad. Without the harvest, …

“It Helped Met get Even Closer to My Brother”

Susan Bergeman is a 14-year-old freshman at Chippewa Falls High School in Wisconsin. She decided to go out for cross country this fall. Her main reason – to find an activity that would include her older brother, Jeffrey. You see, at the young age of 22 months, Jeffrey suffered a cardiac arrest, which caused a lack of oxygen to the …

Instant Regret – The Kevin Hines Story

There are over 2,000 documented cases of people jumping off the Golden State Bridge to commit suicide since it opened in 1937. About every two weeks someone jumps off that bridge. 99% of those who jump do not survive. 38 have reportedly lived. On September 25, 2000, Kevin Hines became the 25th person to survive the jump. Kevin was adopted …

The Importance of a Dad

Fight after fight was breaking out at Southwood High School in Shreveport, Louisiana. There were numerous arrests. The school seemed out of control, even hopeless. It’s just the way it is. Then, some dads from the school decided to do something about it. They started a group called, “Dads on Duty.” They received permission from the principal to just hang …

Should Prayer be Allowed in High School Sports?

For as long as people can remember, coaches at Upperman High School in Tennessee have been leading the team in prayer before football games. It has been a strong tradition and an accepted part of life. At the beginning of this school year, the Americans United for Separation of Church and State complained about “several instances of prayer and proselytizing at …

“If this qualifies for a hero than anybody can be a hero”

Janice Hall is a senior citizen who walks with the assistance of a walker. She doesn’t own a car. And yet, she walked 2 miles to the grocery store in the blistering Oklahoma heat. As she walked home with her grocery bags, only one person took the time to help her out. This person was Airman, Jibril Jennings. He pulled …

The Power of a Simple Compliment

This is a humorous video, but it is also instructive. This guy drives around the town yelling compliments at complete strangers. The reactions are priceless. First, we are just not accustomed to a stranger will saying anything positive to us. It’s just not “normal.” It probably feels awkward.  Second, once the awkwardness wears off, most people smile. Why? It feels …

Welcome Blog – 2021

We are hoping the 2021-2022 school year is as back to normal as possible.  I hope you are back to “in-person” school, every day.  I hope you get to attend homecoming dances, athletic events and proms. In the history of this country, it is fair to say that you students have had more school disruption in the past couple of …